A kind welcome
By Jessica Webb, Supporter Care Assistant
I graduated from University in June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic. This made it a particularly difficult time to find employment, but I knew with hard work and tenacity I would find the job I was aiming for.
As I had previously enjoyed volunteering for many different animal charities and spent my life caring for animals, I knew I wanted to work for an animal welfare organisation within the non-profit sector.
I applied for a position at the League as a Supporter Care Assistant. I have been a supporter of this wonderful charity since the Hunting Act was introduced in 2004 and was ecstatic when I was lucky enough to be offered a position within the supporter care team.
I believe kindness is a pivotal quality to possess when working in the charity sector, as every charity has an objective to provide support and raise money for those in need and kindness is the expression of care, concern and consideration for others. The dedication of our lovely team to keep the organisation moving successfully every day can only be achieved by a kind, attentive group of people who truly care about the cause they are working for. This is certainly a noticeable quality shared by my lovely colleagues.
I joined at a very exciting time for the organisation with the Hankinson trial, our National Trust campaign, the launch of our new website and the League of Animals all happening simultaneously. It is safe to say there has never been a dull moment since I started and there have been many fun volunteering opportunities which I have been lucky to experience.
I feel very grateful to be working with such lovely, like-minded people who have been very kind and welcoming. I look forward to a future of hard work protecting animals from cruelty.